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Naga’s new Sangguniang Panlungsod vows faster, more pro-poor ordinances
By Paul John F. Barrosa NAGA CITY --- With a new Sangguniang Panlungsod office as well as a new set of legislators, the 11th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Naga under its new leader, Vice Mayor Nelson S. Legacion, pledged to push for reforms more efficiently and more openly. In his inaugural speech last Saturday, June 29 at The Tent, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Legacion said that the SP’s performance will be measured in two key points: promptness to pass sound legislations; and capacity to pass “welfare legislations.” For the first one, the city council has already set in motion the conduct of paperless sessions through full computerization of its system.The new Sanggunian Panlungsod
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Robredo files Full Disclosure Bill in Congress
By Analiza S. Macatangay NAGA CITY -- Representative Maria Leonor G. Robredo of Camarines Sur third congressional district recently filed the Full Disclosure Bill which seeks to require all government agencies, including its subsidiary branches, to entirely divulge their financial transactions or projects which involves public fund. The said bill is also pursuant to the provisions stipu(Turn to page 6)


Naga City Vice Mayor Nelson S. Legacion takes his oath of office before Court of Appeals Associate Justice Christine Jacob on June 29, at The Tent, Avenue Plaza Hotel, Naga City. In photo are his family: (L-R) Neil Emerson, Nadine Aena, Nathaniel Emil, his sister Natividad L. Borromeo, his wife, lawyer Marion Eloisa, and Nepthale Eman.

CamSur gov to focus on education, housing, water and livelihood
By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay PILI, Camarines Sur --- Governor Migz Villafuerte, during the inaugural session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur Tuesday laid down his priority programs concerning innovations on education, housing, provision of potable water particularly to the residents within the provincial outskirts and livelihood programs for Camarinenses. Dubbed 4Ps which means “Paaralan, Pabahay, Patubig and Pangkabuhayan-Puhunan,” and 4Ts for “Trabaho, Tinampo, Training and Pa(Turn to page 6)

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Albay’s World Largest Human No Smoking Sign

An aerial view of the World’s Biggest Human No Smoking Logo attempt of people of Albay headed by Governor Joey Sarte Salceda at the ground of Bicol University (BU) on Friday (June 28, 2013). (PNA photo by Legaspi Bureau) FFC/ron


gbc/reyesarcilla Provincial officials and employees of CamSur met their new chief executive en masse officially for the very first time immediately after the customary Monday morning flag raising ceremony last Monday, July 1 that also marked Gov. Miguel Luis R. Villafuerte’s first working day as the youngest elected governor in the history of Philippines politics. Right after addressing his capitol family, Gov. Migz sat out the rest of the day at his office desk (inset) for a seemingly unending string of conferences, personally or on the phone, on the internet and several cellphones, with the local media, meetings with heads and personnel of various departments, greeting courtesy callers, entertaining visitors and attending to a host of official transactions that make up a public servant’s day.

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The province of Albay is taking an exemption from the country’s alarming teenage pregnancy situation which, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said, places the Philippines on top among six ASEAN’s major economies. In its early 2012 report, UNFPA said the teenage pregnancy rate of the country was 53 in every 1,000 women aged 15 to 19. Albay, however, begged off from being included in that unfavorable statistics as teenage pregnancy rate in 2012 was down by eight percent from its previous records mainly as a result of reproductive health interventions by the partnership among the provincial government, UNFPA and the Department of Health (DOH). Governor Joey Salceda attributed this accomplishment to higher economic well-being and career ambitions, inspired by greater access to college education in the province. He was referring to the provincial government’s aggresthe tuition joyful financing occasionduring of the feast of Sts. Peter siveOn college the period, saying the province’s tertiary leaped to 34,000Rolando in 2012 and Paul, June beneficiaries 29, Caceres Archbishop from 14,600 in 2010. Triaonly Tirona received his pallium from Pope Francis. “Keep the kids busy, keep them in In Filipino the long Together with 33 others, Tirona isschool. the only run, higher educational attainment should lead to higher cametropolitan Archbishop who was bestowed with reer ambitions, therefore, greater deferral of marriage and, the “circular woven band of white wool with five thus, pregnancies,” Salceda explained. embroidered crosses.” Pope He said Albay has one In of his the homily, lowest rates of Francis teenage emphasized the word, “confirm.” According to him, pregnancies at only 24 births per 1,000 women aged be“The Bishop of Rome is called first to confirm the tween 15 and 19 versus a national rate of 53 births per faith. The second task is to confirm in love.” 1,000 women of the same age bracket. “The Bishop of Rome is called confirm his broth According to the National Youth to Council (NYC), un-planned is one offor theChrist main reasons teens ers and pregnancy sisters in this love and for why all others, fail to finish schooling.limits PNA or barriers,” he said. “The without distinction,

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and visible source andyet foundation ofhave the unity both perof However they cannot that they the needed faith and of communion’ (Lumen Gentium, 18).” divulge specific information mits issued by the Philippine Supreme exhorted, “We have to go since Thus, it can the hamper with Pontiff the Overseas Employment Agen in harmony to build this unity.” ongoing investigation. cy (POEA). St. Peter, first who Pope, and St. Paul, the Apostle, “Where they the are and “Local or overseas recruitthey are,both we cannot disclose it are ment requires local special who died as martyrs, lovingly remembered as to the If we do it’s just recruitment or special themedia. builders of the See of Rome. And it permit is for this realike telling them year, that June we’re29 recruitment (SRA). son that each is slated as authority the Day of the coming,” said. It Manila, is best that barangay ofPope. Lacambra In the Archdiocese of Apostolic NunVictims of said recruiters ficials should look for these cio to the Philippines, Most Rev. Guiseppe Pinto, and permits first before authoriz went to seek help from DOLE Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle both after giving money but were ing a recruitment authority celebrated the mass, as main presider and homilist rein their area.” RD Lacambra left waiting for months. spectively, at the Church San Agustin (Intramuros, The recruitment method ofsaid. Manila) last June 28 for the said occasion. To further empower baused, said DOLE Bicol assisIn his homily, the young Cardinal focused on “the tant director Exequiel Ronie rangay officials in addressing reality that the discipleship and the apostleship of Peter will A. Guzman, was among the such concern, the DOLE and Paul are pure grace from God.” He said, “This is top 17-modus operandi of il- also be conducting Baranthe mystery that we are celebrating today. Not soTraining much gay Empowerment legal recruiters. (BeT), series training Partaccomplishment of the measures of done the Peter, not so a much theof achieveslated on June 19 by ment the DOLE to address said seminars of Paul, we are celebrating first and foremost, the concern is to advise barangay August 19 this year. mystery of divine love, the until mystery of the tenderness officials in this region to be The training, be conand compassion of God in choosing sinners, to in chooswary of the presence of these ducted together with the ing people who have hurt not only Jesus but also Bicol the Information, Research and recruiters in their barangays. disciples of Christ, but God sees something in them Should there be local or Development (BIRD) Center, and God sees that these persons will one day be His barangays in overseas recruitment in their will cover 3, 482 (Turn to page 7) areas, officials must ensure the entire region.

of communion with the Successor of Peter, ‘the BICOLANOS WARNED ANEW . lasting ..

third task is to confirm in unity. The pallium is a symbol

Lifetime Achievement Awardee). VICTIMS: As if being taken advantage INVESTMENTS: The PHL 2013 of by their foreign employers is not enough Investment Priorities Plan (IPP) has been – now come the findings that our overseas finalized with tightened specific guidelines Filipino workers are likewise abused by to ensure that only deserving projects our own government men. Many of our will be granted government and fiscal womenfolk have to face all types of risks tax incentives. The annual IPP should – even against their chastity – just so they have been released last March 30 – but can produce the much-needed wherewithal the Board of Investments was delayed in for their families. Unfortunately, their local its formulation. The IPP list of preferred beneficiary-families seem unmindful of economic activities will be submitted to such down-to-earth sacrifices! Malacanang this month. Our political leaders must seriously Government tax and fiscal incentives get into the bottom of the supposed granted to qualified projects consist of involvement of our embassy personnel in income tax holiday (maximum of eight the “sex for fly” scheme. We salute the years). DTI Undersecretary Adrian women who are currently risking their lives Cristobal - managing head of the BOI said and reputation just so the dastardly acts they are looking at stricter guidelines even of those abusive G-men can be punished as registration of hospital projects are also (if found guilty). Let us hope that proper mulled. Medical tourism is now a priority – reforms will be initiated by our government thus, we have to upgrade and expand our so that the travails of our OFWs can be hospital and related medical facilities. As rightfully alleviated. a sunrise industry – incentives therefore OFFICIAL RECEIPTS: We wish to are justified. remind all taxpayers of the strict deadline GROWTH GOALS: Our national set by the BIR for applications to print government is intentionally spending more new receipts (e-Application) which should than what it can earn in the hope that its have been submitted to the area Revenue expenditures will spur the needed growth District Office of their main offices. Late to further expand our economy. Financial applications are subject to penalties experts are claiming that the budget (usually P1,000- per office). Old receipts deficits for the first five months are still may be used only up to August 30, 2013 lower than the self-imposed ceiling. The (NOT AUGUST 31) earlier set for June 30, P42.8B accumulated deficit is 31% below 2013). Stiff penalties await those who will the P61.9 billion program for said period. use “old” official receipts. Our Finance secretary said government

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The extended period for the program use of is emboldened in its expenditure old receipts invoices was actually an because of and positive gains in its collection act of accommodation on the of BIR program – particularly by part the BIR. Commissioner Kim Henares – in reaction The administration is unmindful of the to the heralded petition of the Philippine perceived feelings of business and industry Chamber of being Commerce and that they are taxed to the Industry. hilt. The Such deferment pro-environment, first to succumbis to the overheating since of tax all unused receipts supposed to be collections are the are small and medium surrendered toand BIRmany – for closures proper disposal. businessmen are now We estimate that by August 31st, BIR will being reported. have mountainsCOOPS: of thrash The papers in debts their ELECTRIC total warehouses. of (rural) electric cooperatives with the RESHUFFLE? Pres. P-Noy has been private power generators have reached loudly heard The lately either liabilities commending P4.88 billion. swelling of the or castigating bureau men in affect various RECs are expected to adversely the departments. We read creditors this as (power signal financial viability of said for forthcoming changes in theare cabinet generators). These huge debts apart and sub-cabinet levels.owe Thethe presidential from what the RECs state-run comments are most probably Power Sector Assets and intended Liabilities to justify subsequent moves from Management Corporation (PSALM) Malacanang Well at least current which as of. last year- have ballooned to administration stalwarts have been in P14 billion. office for three (3) years – and they have Albay Electric Cooperative (ALECO) gained enough, at least in experience. has been tagged as logging the most

There are many politicians hefty obligations estimated(senators, at P963 congressmen, chiefs) who did not million. There LGU are at least 45 claimants anymore run in these last month’s for ALECO – for andoffice most of are the elections. Many mid-term appointees major power producers. The Philippine will come from their ranks. Presidential Electricity Market Corporation is allies whoby ran and lost will have to wait troubled the RECs’ huge liabilities for year before they can be power given as one the financial capacities of the offices to manage operate. Those generators are alland offered in the gross who are holding appointments must pool-designed Wholesale Electricity be ready either (WESM) for possible transfer or Spot Market where power “forced” resignation. prices are being set. UNEMPLOYMENT: It’s about time BICOL EXPRESS: There are reports that our workforce shift their sights that some well-meaning Bikolnons have from regular salaries and wages banded together to form a “Convenors’ (as employees) to profit earnings Group” – the – main objective of (generated their own business which is to by propel a Bicolano to the investments). There are many conducted examples presidency. The members of whofor decided to letand go a self-made survey of people potentials the short of their low-paying jobs and ventured into medium terms – selecting from among business. Small starting coupled current national figurescapital who hail from with sacrificialThe dedication – towards a Bicolandia. survey topnotcher is happy of high profitability and Justiceending Secretary Lilia de Lima (Iriga). stable business continuity. The other favorites are Cong.-elect This breed of entrepreneurs soon Leni Robredo (Naga City), will Senators be the Escudero mainstays of our strong middle Chiz (Sorsogon), Gringo class! These the kind of people Honasan andare Antonio Trillanes III. who will wondering supply our needed goods We are why there was no and services – even as capable they generate mention of the highly Albay savings that will furtherCongressmen bolster our Governor Joey Salceda, economy. One of my friends observed Andaya and Dato Arroyo , The that indeed – we have a stronger middle convenors must dig deeper to discover class now. He told me there are so key political leaders from Camarines many cars and AUVs in our highways. Norte, Catanduanes and Masbate as They don’t just names cost “peanuts” – and for well as other which may have sure, owners can the fuel and beenthe sidelined byafford recent political supplies. defeats. PROVERB: Holy Spirit WISDOM: But Thewhen plansthe of the diligent controls lives, He will produce fruits always our lead to profits, as surely as in us: love and gentleness. undue haste leads to poverty.

I am hereby quoting the column of Ramon the2013 Philippine On Tulfo May in 17, ArielDaily Aga Inquirer Aquino dated Kune 25, 2013 entitled “Dangerous Muhlach filed a petition to the Commission Railway Bridges” because it affects those on Election seeking to annul the canvass riding in the trains of the Philippine National and proclamation of respondent Felix Railways the Bicolanos since it William especially B. Fuentebella as the duly traverses the Bicol provinces. elected representative of the 4th District hope and pray that our leaders in Bicol of “I Camarines Sur having obtained a will bring this matter to the attention total of 82,834 votes as opposed of to the the President before many lives are lost. This petitioner’s 80,629 votes. is against P-Noy’s frequently used “Daang Counsels for the petitioner were Atty. Matuwid” of his administration. Maria Bernadette Carrascoso, Atty. Beatriz Some railway bridges of the Philippine Aurora A. Vega, Atty. Howard M. Calleja, National Railways (PNR) might give way Atty. Jean Marie L. Uy and Atty. Elmer to the weight of the trains because the Joseph R. Guerzon. ties are made of softwood instead of the Atty. George Erwin M. Garcia was the required hardwood. Counsel the Respondent. This for would mean derailing train The following excerpts from the schedules or trains are falling into rivers. eleven page Resolution of the First A tie is one of the transverse supports Divisionto of the Commission onfastened Election systems which railroad rails are promulgated on June 26, 2013: to keep them in line. “First, the petitioner failed to discharge It cushions, distributes and transmits the the burden of proof the proceedings stresses of the traffic that through the ballasts of the the roadbed board of (as canvassefrs were tainted of defined by Webster’s with illegality.” Third New International Dictionary). “Petitioner failed proffer any evidence * to * *

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I was furnished photos of the new to establish or the at the very least, lend ties installed by PNR under the new credence to the narration in his Petition.” management. “It must be emphasized that the The photos show long cracks in the Commission (First Division) cannot new ties. annul the proclamation of respondent I also have copy of a report to PNR based on mere sweeping General-Manager Junio M. statement, Ragragio unsubstantiated and unsupported.” pointing to the “alarming” condition of the railway bridges because the of proclamation, major cracks “Having established in the ties. the Commission (First Division) has no The report reads as follows: authority or jurisdiction to hear the subject “I received a letter through e-mail Petition.”

from Engineer Emmanuel Tolentino pertaining to the delivered creosoted Wherefore, premises considered, the larch bridge ties which are defective and Commission (First Division) Resolved as hishereby letter, 50% of installed bridge asper it is resolved to dismiss ties longitudinal and 25% the have Urgent Petition split to annul and on set the stockpile are already defective. and aside Certificate of Canvass “With this alarming situation, it is Proclamation dated May 17, 2013 strongly that we again have for lacksuggested of jurisdiction and merit. So to bring this up with the GM (general ordered. Signed by Commissioner manager) can Christian advise the supplier Lucenito so N. he Tagle, Robert S. pertaining to the deliveries to PNR.” Lim and Al A. Pareño on June 26, 2013. It was signed by Divina Gracia D. Presiding Commissioner was Lucenito Dantes, assistant department manager N. Tagle. of the PNR engineering department. The COMELEC resolution said * * * that Aga Muhlach made sweeping The new ties were bought by the statements without any evidence PNR under Ragragio’s watch for P49 or proof. Isn’t that lying and fooling million. people? The documents for the purchase, ***** according to my sources at the PNR, Vice President Jejomar Binay provided for materials made of a species came to Abo, Tigaon, Camarines Sur of hardwood, specifically yakal. to But administer the oath of office of Ragragio, for reasons of his own, Representative Felix William “Wimpy” approved the delivery of a softwood Fuentebella. Provincial Board Member species (larchwood from China), my Pacamara and the eight mayors of the sources said.
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The plight of overseas Filipino domestic What our top officials are doing-moving helpers again. This however, heavensurfaces and earth to save a time, convicted drug it is not about maltreatment on courier from the being hanged-is inflicted surely very them by their employers. News like interesting to cruel people outside our shores. this normal. is happening almost daily. Butis many of It them won’t understand our You have probably heard about DHs reasons. coming home in boxes terribly crippled, Even some of ouror kababayans may their of a better for their families not dreams understand. Whylife try to save from shattered. execution a drug mule who has been in But have heard about the trade foryou years. Is that notPinays queer?in a foreign country sold to prostitution by, the of Poverty, extreme poverty must be all people, Filipino officials? Or reason why many embassy Filipinos court death in raped by them in exchange forway a passage China. But is there no other to live. home? There is big money in drug courieying. Not yet? There is little in decent jobs. But in drug Verythe recently, the country was jolted by trade, consequence is terrible. reports that some embassy officials in the If you are caught, that is. Middle Easthave sexually exploited distressed Critics described this attitude domestic helpers. The women people who of our officials as encouraging escaped their employers had sought to work from as drug mules. They have their shelter at theto Philippine They government take up embassy. the cudgels for were taken in but that was their greatest them. mistake. Working to save them from the The beasts they escaping from hangman’s ropes is were commendable. Drug were right there their sanctuary/ couriers are stillat our people But is there no Some reportedly other waywere to help them? raped, others

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soldThe to prostitution those women lamentable by failure ofthe successive trusted. administrations to address poverty has As expected, those people’s named and those resulted in many plunging alluded to vehemently They themselves into the riskydenied. job. Kapit sa said they as unblemished as the patalim is were the right work to describe the angels. lunacy. The has greatly damaged The controversy stubborn belief our government the image the country. If these won’t let of them down has embassy probably people have little respect something to do with it. for our women, we can not expect their foreign employers But there are more deserving overseas to respectwho them. workers need the helping hand, the That is saddest part. Api na, aapihin victims ofthe sex for flight for instance. The

pa. best help, however, is to see to it that If it is not too inhuman, these slimy erring embassy officials be severely rascals should be thrown to a cauldron punished. of boiling water. But we do not inflict And our government should lose such punishment on them even with the female worst no time in replacing criminals. That is against the Filipino officials. At least they cannot take nature/ advantage of the distressed overseas But with happened, very workers. But what they must be carefully few would Crooks trust ourcan embassy people chosen. destroy the againThat the residue of the misdeeds country’s is image. of aThe few. culture of corruption has **** infected almost * everybody, those in the Do you regularly find yourself government and those in the before private your television watching unfurling sector. You will rarely find events upright in color?today. What have you noticed? Most people of the stories focus on seen Almost everybody is poverty interested in in squatter demolition of money, big areas, money. the Most politicos are shanties, the themselves. almost daily killings, there to enrich Some police carnapping and holdup. officers have the same objectives. All what is gory and revolting finds Private traders are no different. its way the people television live by The into honest areseen those in the people abroad who see this country a lower social strata, theinpoor. Because no man’s land. their most precious possession is their The choice ofthey Metro Manila by a good reputation, keep it unsullied. foreign producer Mouth of Hell They won’t sell it for for his anything.
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a business-friendly environment which sparked an influx of private investments -- makLEGAZPI CITY – Ening the city now a business gineer Noel Rosal started investors’ favorite. his 10th year as mayor of Her administration is also this prime Bicol city Moncredited for outstanding acday with a vow of more complishments in public public investments towards health concerns, one of which the further growth of local installed the city government economy and better life for in the Hall of Fame of the DeLegazpeños. partment of Health’s Red Or“We are going to invest chid Awards for its successin every Legazpeño as part Mayor rosal ful fight against tobacco use of massive local government interventions that would fur- for nine years from 2001 to within the past three years. Also attributed to Mrs. ther uplift their economic 2010, ran unopposed in last conditions and at the same May’s elections under the Rosal’s works as city mayor is the dramatic evolution of time fuel the progress of the Liberal Party. He won a fresh mandate the local tourism industry that city into Bicol’s leader in all aspects of development,” and starts a new term with last year posted a growth rate Rosal said in his inaugural a reconditioned mission: re- of 22.16 percent compared to address before thousands of spond dynamically to the the previous year. MISS PINYASAN, MISS MISS TOURISM 2013 WINNERS The city received nearly next DAET, starting gun of the race well-wishers, including all 500,000 tourists in 2012 officials of the city’s 70 ba- for modernization where the largely complementing the finish line is just a few more rangays. MAJOR AWARDS: 49 percent tourism growth strides away. The mass oath-taking of achieved by the entire He replaced wife, rate SAN the new PINYASAN set of elected local MISS 2013 : his CLAUDINE ANTONIO province of Albay in the Carmen Geraldine, who officers was originally sched MISS DAET 2013 : REGINE EMMANUELLE MAS same year. ended Sunday her three-year uled Sunday but moved to MISS TOURISM 2013 : ERIKA BIANCA LASAY “We are PADILLA going to operate Monday to the UP threat of term marked : with sterling FIRST due RUNNER LAURICE LEXINE under the guidance of the adachievements in good lotyphoon “Gorio.” SECOND RUNNER UP : PRINCESS MAGNOLIA LLANTO Rosal, who had earlier cal governance, sound fiscal ministration of Pres. Benigno ruled the city government management and creation of Aquino III that gives more By Danny O. Calleja

MINOR AWARDS: BEST IN FESTIVAL GOWN : CLAUDINE SAN ANTONIO BEST IN SWIMSUIT : CLAUDINE SAN ANTONIO MISS PHOTOGENIC : CLAUDINE SAN ANTONIO MISS FRIENDSHIP : ARIANNE JOY PASCUAL BEST IN PRODUCTION NUMBER : CLAUDINE SAN ANTONIO BEST IN FESTIVAL GOWN DESIGNER : ERICA MAAÑIO FIRST RUNNER UP GOWN : of these FRANCIS VICTORINO attention to public invest- DESIGNER He said part pub- city’s urban district with the SECOND UP GOWN : NAVELINO ment and RUNNER government inter- DESIGNER lic investments will JOAQUIN be on Southern Luzon International ventions for the betterment infrastructure wherein the Airport now undergoing conOTHER CORPORATE AWARDS of the living condition of our city government is continu- struction in the nearby DaraMISS CANORECO : its “mega LAURICE LEXINE people,” the newly installed ing works on high- ga town PADILLA and expected to be MISS CENTRO DEPARTMENT STORE : LAURICE LEXINE PADILLA mayor said. way” project to connect the (Turn to page 7) MISS GINEBRA SAN MIGUEL : CLAUDINE SAN ANTONIO MISS SAMPAGUITA DEPARTMENT STORE : REGINE EMMANUELLE MAS MISS SKIN CITY : GIZELLE DELA ROSA MISS BOARDWALK : LAURICE LEXINE PADILLA MISS CITY TOUR TRAVEL : CLAUDINE SAN ANTONIO MISS SEVEN ELEVEN : REGINE EMMANUELLE MAS MISS BEAUTY TOUCH : CLAUDINE SAN ANTONIO STREET DANCING COMPETITION CHAMPION : Barangay Mambalite/Porfirio Ponayo High School and Goito Pimentel Elem. School FIRST RUNNER UP : Barangay Gubat SECOND RUNNER UP : Alawihao National High School/ Alawihao Elementary School BEST IN STREET PARADE : Barangay Gubat BEST IN MUSIC : Barangay Gubat BEST IN COSTUME : Barangay Mambalite FLOAT COMPETITION 2013 CHAMPION : FIRST RUNNER UP : SECOND RUNNER UP : Barangay Cobangbang Barangay Magang Barangay IV


CHAMPION : Press CAMARINES NORTE STATE COLLEGE Members of the Albay-Legazpi Association, Inc. and the Philippines News Agency-Legazpi LABORATORY HIGH family join representatives from the different units of the SCHOOL Armed Forces, Philippine National Police, academe, volunteer groups under the Office of Civil FIRST non-government RUNNER UP organizations, : LA the CONSOLACION COLLEGE OF DAET Defense Bicol regional office, of Barangay Manaet and neighboring villages in SECOND RUNNER UP : and residents CAMARINES NORTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Bacacay, Albay, join hands in planting 3,000 mangrove propagules in these coastal barangays of the town as part of the Environment Month celebration. (PNA photo by Legazpi Bureau) hbc/ron


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BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY – Despite an increase in the number of insurance policies in the Philippines over the past five years, only a third of the total population of Filipinos are reportedly covered by insurance. In a study, it was found that one of the greatest barriers that prevent Filipinos from insuring themselves or their loved ones is the burden of paying over a long period of time and not being able to completely pay the plan. To address this concern, Philam Life, the country’s premier insurance company, unveils its latest protection product – Family Provider. This new insurance policy banks on the Filipinos’ universal instinct that prioritizes the needs of the family over their own while addressing their fear of not being able to complete their insurance payments. “Filipinos have always been known for being family-oriented – prioritizing the family’s needs over personal ones. In fact, 9 out of 10 Filipinos are afraid of dying and leaving their family to fend for themselves. While this fear could be addressed by a life insurance plan, only 2 out of 10 Filipinos have a plan,” said Philam Life head of marketing Jessica Abaya. “With this plan, there is no need to worry about completing payments as clients can pay for the plan as short as three, five, seven or ten years,” she added. Family Provider is a unitlinked protection plan where benefits are linked to the returns of one’s chosen investment fund where the performance of the fund depends on prevailing market conditions. Family Provider invests the payments in funds expertly managed by Philiam Asset Management, Inc. (PAMI) to build the plan’s savings or Account value. Should anything happen to the client, his loved ones will get the higher value of his plan’s Account Value or life insurance coverage equal to0 25 times his yearly payments.” For those who want higher life insurance coverage that is

Family Provider

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affodable, Philam has Family Secure, a high-value life insurance plan that gives one’s family up to 95x the yearly payment.” “What’s unique about this plan is that it’s convertible to a retirement plan so the client can retire comfortably without being a burden to his family,” Abaya said. Like Family Provider, Family Secure helps grow one’s savings by investing payments in PAMI funds, PAMI has a track record of delivering impressive longterm yields on client’s investments. Over the past 10 years, PAMI funds have achieved 9% to 21% return of investment per year. The client also has the option of boosting the retirement benefit by adding regular “top-up” payments for as little as Php1,000.00- every year or as much as 5x the yearly payment. Philam Life remains committed to help Filipinos achieve financial security and prosperity by introducing innovative products that offer clients the best value for their money while giving them protection when they need it most. “For a 30-year old client. Life insurance coverage depends on the age, pay period and payment amount.

This is a project organized by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines represented by Mr. Nelson Bautista, the South Luzon Corporate Communications Head dubbed as “Balik Eskwela Program”. This was held at Monte Calvario Elementary School in Monte Calvario, Buhi, Camarines Sur last June 26, 2013. At least 502 students received school supplies from NGCP. This program aims to help those students who are less fortunate. NGCP also teaches some minor tips about electricity and if where it came from. Present during this activity are Mrs. Maritess Abagat, Principal, Monte Calvario Elementary School, Mr. Rolando Intia, MSD Manager - CASURECO III, Mrs. Teresita Haber, Public School Division Superintendent-Buhi District and Hon. Adelfa Cuentas, Brgy. Captain.

This is a simultaneous activity in the afternoon of June 26, 2013 at Del Rosario Elementary School, Brgy. Del Rosario, Naga City. This was organized by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines represented by Mr. Nelson Bautista, the South Luzon Corporate Communications Head dubbed as “Balik Eskwela Program”. At least 499 students received school supplies from NGCP. Present during this activity are Mrs. Margie Batan, Principal, Del Rosario Elementary School and other faculty members and parents, Mr. Bautista also shown in the picture being interviewed by the media.

inner chess
by j. henry danican


Jessel S. Basanta

DENR employees queue in their respective line while awaiting announcement from organizers if the Province of Albay beat the Guinness world record for the biggest no smoking human logo. Albay Gov. Joey Salceda said 13,892 participants validated but almost 17,000 registered for the said endeavour.

july 7 - 13, 2013

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The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has declared an all-out war against poachers of wildlife species, especially those endemic to the country, after authorities seized a large number of protected animals during a raid on a home in Tondo, Manila recently. DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje had already directed the newly formed Philippine Operations Group on Ivory and Illegal Wildlife Trade (POGI) to file criminal charges against the suspected owners of the confiscated animals and their possible cohorts. The raiding team, headed by DENR Undersecretary and POGI head Ernesto Adobo Jr., recovered 78 Palawan hill mynas, 12 blue-naped parrots

and five juvenile Indo-Pacific or saltwater crocodiles – all dead. Only 14 Philippine forest and pond turtles were retrieved alive. “What’s particularly alarming about this poaching incident is that there were reports that most of these endangered animals were intentionally killed to avoid detection by authorities and such act carries a higher penalty,” Paje said. Paje condemned the killing and said the government “won’t tolerate such cruelty to animals.” Under Republic Act No. 9147 or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, illegal trade of endangered species is penalized by a fine of P200,000 and a
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Camarines sur newly assumed governor Luis Miguel “Migz” Villafuerte welcoming the participants. On the presidential table are: (R-L) DA- Bicol OIC, regional executive director,

Eng. Abelardo R. Bragas, DA special technical assistant to National Rice Program, Edmundo J. Sana and BFAR Bicol regional director Dennis del Socorro. (DA RAFID 5)

PILI, CAMARINES SUR -The key persons in the implementation of the Food Self Sufficiency Program (FSSP) of the Depart-

The University of Northeastern Philippines (UNEP) Civil Engineering Students wowed their audience and jurors with a warren truss bridge –the masterpiece that they have built during the recently concluded 17th National Bridge Building Competition held June 28 at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City . Contending with twenty one (21) other works of various Engineering teams from competing colleges and universities all over the Philippines , the competition was a battle between bridge builders who can produce the said structure with a strength- toweight ratio. Inched by a bit by Holy Angel University from the province of Pangasinan , UNEP Engineering team came second and received a cash prize, a trophy and Certificates

for their outstanding piece. Closely coming as third placer are the “bridge builders” coming from Saint Louis College in Baguio City. Jo Angelo Moran, one of the Engineering team members relayed how they came up with a design and how they were able to beat the clock, an hour before the deadline strikes. “We were able to finish our craft way, way ahead of time. We were moving in sync, having in mind the designs that our coaches Engineers Bartolome Luceña and Vernaliza Bermido have taught us. Perhaps we were edged by our opponent in some aspects but we still feel great having won the second prize and not coming home emptyhanded,” Moran said in an interview. With Moran were teammates Sonny Labrador, Ace Buena, Juvelyn Tasarra and Elsie Agnas. Both Moran and

Labrador are 5th Year Engineering students, while Buena, Tessara and Agnas were in their 3rd Year in Engineering Course. The recent win did not only bring honor to the College of Engineering and Architecture/ Technical Department (CEATD) but also to the entire UNEP community and the Bicolanos. CEATD, where the Engineering team belongs, also offers six (6) Baccalaureate Degrees or Programs for interested partakers. Course choices range from Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Geodetic Engineering and two technical courses which include one-year Automotive Servicing (AS NC1) and one-year Computer Hardware Servicing (AS NC1), both TESDA Accredited courses.

ment of Agriculture from CALBARZON (Region IV –A); MIMAROPA (Region IV-B) and; Bicol (Region V) converged at the Villa Del Rey inside the Camarines Sur Capitol compound here to review and finalize plans and targets for the 2nd semester of 2013 and 1st semester of 2014. The participants include the rice program coordinators and focal persons, report officers, representatives from the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) and staff from the National Rice program directorate from DA Central Office. The participants from the 3 regions comprise

the Luzon Cluster B of the DA’s geographical clustering. DA Bicol OIC- regional executive director Eng. Abelardo R. Bragas welcomed the participants and underscored the importance of close coordination and consultation among the program implementers. He reminded everyone to make their targets realistic and attainable and find ways to offset or narrow down gaps. Regional Technical director for operations and regional rice program focal person Dr. Ele na B. de los Santos added that it is very important for DA , NIA and BAS personnel and the LGUs to synchronize and harmonize their plans and targets, hence,

the need to regularly meet and have dialogue. Later in the afternoon, Governor Luis Miguel “Migz” Villafuerte III, the country’s youngest governor, took time out from his first meeting with the provincial board and dropped by at the workshop venue and gave his brief message to the participants. He expressed his willingness to work closely with the DA and announced that he is setting an appointment with the DA officials the following week so he could be briefed on the various agricultural programs. He said he is very much interested to know what the provincial government ‘s stake and commit(Turn to page 7)


The long-standing dream of 18-year old Ruben P. Canuel, Jr. of San Jose West, Canaman, Camarines Sur, a marine engineering freshman of Mariners’ Polytechnic Colleges Foundation, to have a bike was at last realized. During a seemingly casual conversation with the young gubernatorial aspirant some two years ago when he was just a high school junior, he made mention of a yearning for a bike of his own, to which the young political contender who is barely half-a-dozen years his senior assured Ruben he will get his dream bike once he sits as governor. The dream came true and a commitment was complied with last Friday, July 5, when Ruben was invited to the Provincial Capitol and the youngest elected governor in the political history of the Philippines presented him with a bike that he happily pedalled home to Canaman. gbc/abearcilla/mmec

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“Time is short and I would like to seize the opportunity to offer new programs and pursue higher development for my constituents,” Villafuerte said in an interview. Villafuerte said that he is also going to push for Public-Private-Partnership or PPP which is also one of the center piece programs of the Aquino Administration. He specifically made mention of the successful partnership that were forged between the government and private sectors particularly in terms of tourism, infrastructure and provision of employment to the members of the community. Another special project will also soon find its way in the province once the Bicol River Comprehensive Program is in place. The program will focus on the rehabilitation of the Bicol River and the creation of the potable water system and livelihood initiatives for the river-side residents. The agriculture sector will also be strengthened through a consultative council that will help the province in crafting the blueprint in achieving enhanced productivity and better life for the farmer and their families. Other programs that the young Governor aims to fulfill include the revision of various ordinances particularly income generating provisions that will help sustain the social services of the province. Climate climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, renewable sources of energy, development of the provincial land use plan, internet connectivity and institution of e-learning in public schools form part of the programs that Villafuerte intends to push. In his message, Governor Migz said that his initial workplan will particularly focus in the “course of continuity” which means continuing the programs and projects that his predecessor and his father has started. “The past 9 years have been a great leap for Camarines Sur. I will not sway in tracking the path that placed the province in the map of the world, and the initiatives that has earned the province accolades from other countries, “ Villafuerte quips.

july 7 - 13, 2013
from my window . . .
Nationalist Peoples Coalition in the 4th district and also the elected Vice Mayors and members of the Sangguniang Bayan. It was a district oath-taking. Immediately after this, eighteen elected mayors and vice mayors from the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th district also took their oath before the Vice President. They are the following: From the 4th district (Partido): Mayor Evelyn B. Fuentebella and Vice Mayor Roberto A. Briones-Sagnay, Mayor Arnulf Bryan B. Fuentebella and Vice Mayor Ruel M. San Gaspar -Tigaon, Antonio B. Chavez and Evelio Peralta-San Jose, Vice Mayor Ben M. Saboco, Mayor Ricoy Sarmiento and Vice Mayor Jessie B. Gianan-Garchitorena, Mayor Ruel T, Velarde and June C. Barrion-Tinambac, Mayor Carina Ramos-Polinga-Siruma and Vice Mayor Nonito M. Vier, Mayor Constantino H. Cordial, Jr. and Vice Mayor Irene R. Breis – Caramoan and Mayor Jaime V. Delena and Vice Mayor Arturo Amoroso. Politicians outside Partido who took oath on July 3, 2013 at Abo, Tigaon, CamSur were: Mayors Gemino ImperialPamplona, Rolando Canet-Bula, Roberto Matamorosa-Lupi, Eduardo Severo-Calabanga, Corazon Olos-Ocampo; Vice Mayors Pepito Ponce-Ocampo, Melquiades Gaite-Baao, Salvador Senar-Magarao, William Abilay-Gainza, Emmanuel Requejo-Canaman. Alvin Sacuenza-Bato, Jimmy VillarealBalatan, Nestor Villegas-Minalabac, Eugenio Lagasca, Jr.San Fernando, Ricardo Aquino-Ragay, Alexis San Luis-Pili, Thaddeus Ramos-Ragay and Diones Belza-Buhi. This is a good sign. It shows that the Camarinenses, at least in the municipal level are friendly with each other even if they come from different districts. They are willing to support each other for the good of the province. Vice President Binay also promised to extend the help and support of his office especially on matters of Housing and Affairs of our Overseas Filipino Workers. Out-going Congressman Noli Fuentebella reported his accomplishments to his constituents. As the host of the affair, he treated everybody to a sumptuous lunch. After Wimpy’s oathtaking, he and his brother Mayor Arnie of Tigaon, addressed their father, Noli as the “First Gentleman of Sagnay.” How he laughed!

CamSur gov to focus . . .
tubig”, the youngest Governor aims to alleviate the condition of his constituents by instituting reforms that will particularly empower them while providing the community with ways to continually sustain themselves in terms of livelihood projects.

Republic of the Philippines LOCAL CIVIL REGISTRY OFFICE Province: Camarines Sur City/Municipality: Naga City CFNCCE-262-2013 Date: In compliance with the publication requirement and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that (Name of Document Owner) has filed with this Office,a petition for correction of entry in Sex from “MALE” to “FEMALE” in the certificate of live birth of JANICE JANILE DACIAN SUMAYAO at (City/Mun/Province) and whose parents are Rodito Gascon Sumayao and Jovelyn San Pascual Dacian. Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than July 14, 2013. (Sgd.) ALEXANDER M. CAYETANO City Civil Registrar BIKOL REPORTER Published: June 30 and July 7, 2013 EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH DEED OF SALE Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the legitimate heirs of the deceased MELECIO BOONGALING and NIEVES BOONGALING, who died intestate on July 2, 1980 and May 30, 2004 respectively at Ragay, Camarines Sur, without any Will of Testament and with no known debts, left a parcels of land situated at Banga Caves, Ragay, Camarines Sur; the party of legal ages and with full capacity to contract adjudicate unto themselves the described land in equal shares; that for and in consider-ation of the sum of Seventy Five Thousand pesos (P75,000.00) for parcel 1 and One Hundred Fifty Thousand pesos (P150,000.00) for parcel 2, in hand paid by Sps. Maximo C. Eleda and Cecilia C. Eleda of San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur, the parties hereby SELL, CEDE, TRANSFER and CONVEY unto said Vendees the described land, as acknowledged before Notary Public Attorney Imelda S. Reyes-Guerrero, Doc. No. 397, Page No. 80, Book No. XIII, Series of 2013. BIKOL REPORTER Published: JUNE 23, 30 and July 7, 2013


Robredo . . .
lated in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2010-83 which calls for the full disclosure of local budgets, finances, bids and public offerings on the premise that full disclosure promotes governance reform towards participation, accountability, responsiveness and most especially transparency. In her explanatory note, Robredo clearly emphasized the importance of being knowledgeable about how government funds are managed, disbursed, and used. She reiterated that government funds are the hard-earned money of the people that should be spent judiciously and only for the common good. “Financial disclosure will augment our people’s efforts in creating a more transparent and accountable government. This will allow people to access the data at any time without any burden of technicalities and bureaucracy,” Robredo added. Robredo’s bill also covers agencies from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches - and its instrumentalities to disclose their budget and financial transactions instead of merely issuing a statement of income and expenses, as prescribed by related provisions. A penalty corresponding to non-compliance of this rule will be imposed on violators. The bill will also serve as a deterrent to public officials from committing graft and corruption by holding themselves responsible for non-posting or non–disclosure of cash statement particularly on projects where taxpayer’s money are being used. The bill is also in the guise of continuing what the late DILG Secretary Jesse has started – a campaign better known as the Seal of Good Housekeeping which provides incentives to LGUs that have complied with financial management and good governance. Robredo’s explanatory note reiterated that the passage of the bill is an “urgent call in light of the intensified campaign for citizen empowerment.”

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT OF ESTATE WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the surviving compulsory heirs of the late GUALBERTO S. STA. MARIA, who died intestate on July 10, 2008 in Calabanga, Camarines Sur, with no known debts, left a real property covered by OCT No. 10960 (Free Patent No. 051708-92-1326P), consisting of a parcel of residential lot with residential building, the named heirs agree to settle among themselves 1/2 portion of said estate in equal shares pro indiviso; that Carolina B. Sta. Maria hereby waive her rights, interests and participation over the 1/2 portion (her conjugal share) of the property in favor of her children; furthermore, the named heirs have decided to waive their rights, interests and participation over their share in the residential building erected on the property in favor of Salve B. Sta. Maria, as acknowledged before Notary Public Attorney Corazon A. Tordilla, Doc. No. 572, Page No. 115, Book No. 2, Series of 2013. BIKOL REPORTER Published: July 7, 14 and 21, 2013 EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH DEED OF ABSOLUTE SALE Notice is hereby given that the named parties are the legitimate heirs of the deceased PEDRO A. CASTILLO who died intestate on May 22, 2008 at Pasig City without any Will of Testament and with no known debts, left a parcel of land situated at Banga, Caves, Ragay, Camarines Sur; the heirs all being in full capacity to contract adjudicated in equal shares said parcel of land; that for and in consideration of the sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND (P200,00.00) pesos in hand paid by CELESTINA ESTEVE, married to Reynato Esteve of Palsong, Bula, Camarines Sur, the Heirs do hereby SELL, TRANSFER and CONVEY absolutely to said Vendee, her heirs, successors and assigns said parcel of land; as acknowledged before Notary Public Atty. Imelda S. Reyes-Guerrero, Doc. No. 445, Page No. 89, Book No. XIII, Series of 2013. BIKOL REPORTER Published: July 7, 14 and 21, 2013

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Date of Interment June 7, 2013 June 8, 2013 June 9, 2013 June 9, 2013 June 14, 2013 June 16, 2013 June 15, 2013 June 19, 2013 June 18, 2013 June 19, 2013 June 29, 2013 June 29, 2013

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New Legazpi mayor vows . . .
put into operation in 2014. This mega highway that traverses several upland barangays of the city and whose construction was started over a year ago “will be our new investment haven and another site for our tourism industry development,” Rosal said. He added that his administration is also proceeding more aggressively on health, education and public safety programs. In health, the city government is working on the establishment of the Legazpi City Hospital that is envisioned to become the most modern and equipped public health facility in the entire Bicol region. Rosal said the Department of Health (DOH), through Sec. Enrique Ona, has already committed an amount of P60 million for this project that will be started in 2014. The amount was committed based on assessment made by the DOH on the financial capability of the city government to maintain the operations of the proposed hospital, he said. “We have already surpassed the P100-million mark in revenue generation last year and with the more progressing trend in the entry of businesses in the locality, we can already set aside P50 million a year for the operation of this hospital,” according to Rosal. In education, he said the city will be putting up more high school campuses in strategic locations in barangays and improve the facilities of the existing ones so that “we are able to make basic education very accessible and give parents no reason not to send their children to school.” From four in 2000, the city now has 13 national high schools distributed strategically among its barangays. In public safety, the city government is enhancing its calamity resilience with its anti-flood projects, part of which are the giant water pumping stations now undergoing construction in three strategic sites under the initial amount of P500 million provided by Pres. Aquino through the Department of Public Works and Highways. “This will make our place an all-weather city,” he said, adding that the local police force will also be provided additional equipment and facilities like vehicles, communication gadgets and close circuit television systems. To sustain the growth that the city is attaining today, Rosal said, “we in the city administration will continue to be ‘mahusay at matino’ (good and straight) as what the late Department of Interior and Local Government secretary Jesse Robredo was requiring on elected officials for local government units to be effective.” jail term of two years while the killing of endangered animals carries the penalty of imprisonment of six years and a fine of P500,000. Paje warned that the full force of the law will be used against those who engage in illegal trading, collection and

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DENR declares all-out war . . .
possession of wildlife species. “The Aquino administration is dead serious about stopping not only the destruction of our environment but also wildlife crime, thus we created POGI to go after these poachers,” he said. Adobo’s group and some members the Philippine National Police carried out the raid based on a tip about a shipment of animals from Palawan, with the motorized banca docking in Cavite, before being transported to Manila. A day before the actual raid, POGI agents conducted surveillance within the area in coordination with the officials of the barangay. They got one


June 29 . . .
missioners to the world. I guess it is not only true of Peter and Paul, it is true of each one of us.” Ending his homily, Cardinal Tagle shared a story. When he was in Rome a couple of weeks ago, he had the privilege of having a personal audience with the Holy Father. Asking how he is, Pope Francis replied, “This is something I cannot explain. I look at the magnitude of the responsibility and I see it everyday but what I marvel is that in my heart there is peace, peace that does not come from me. I should be rattled by now. I should be spending the night sleepless but there is deep peace.” Then, the Holy Father added, “The mercy and compassion of God.” “Almost the words of Peter,” the young Cardinal remembered and to which he wanted to reply, “I have heard Peter. I have heard Paul.”

DA Food . . .
ment ‘ would be in the implementation of these programs. He likewise, announced that his first official act as governor was the creation of the Office of the Youth Affairs where farm youth especially the 4-H club members being assisted by the DA will be involved. After his speech he gamely posed with the participants and went around shaking hands and disarmed almost everyone with his youthful charm and smiles. Also present during the workshop was Edmundo J. Sana, former DA undersecretary and now special technical assistance to the National Rice Program who provided valuable insights, inputs and guidance. -Emily B. Bordado

cage of hill myna from the subject residence and were able to determine the presence of animals placed in juice boxes with holes Initial investigation showed that the house had been frequented by buyers, who in turn sell the animals at Aranque Market in Manila and in Caloocan City. During the raid, the team found dead animals apparently dumped outside the house, emitting a strong foul odor. Last June 21, the DENR destroyed five tons of smuggled elephant tusks using a road roller, making the Philippines the first country in Asia to conduct physical destruction of massive ivory stockpiles in support of global efforts to stamp out illegal wildlife trade.

Naga’s new Sangguniang . . .
Session Hall, which was inaugurated July 2 showcases computers on individual tables of the councillors as well as state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment. Codification of ordinances is also intended to be done “to ensure a more systematic arrangement of law” in Naga. For delivery of welfare legislations, Legacion said that the SP intends to achieve this by engaging the people to participate in policy-making. “Bringing legislation into the realm and consciousness of the masses is clearly one of our major priorities... With the wider and more welcoming new office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, more members of the public and press can be accommodated. A greater number of audiences can observe and participate in the deliberations and debates of the Sanggunian,” he said. Mayor John G. Bongat expressed support to these new initiatives of the city council. “We started as a team and we shall continue as a team. Though there is a clear separation of power between the executive and the legislative, we shall always support each other for the betterment of the city and our constituents,” Bongat said.

All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE SPEED PAWNSHOP, JR. Bichara Complex, San Antonio Poblacion, Calabanga, Camarines Sur, pawned from FEBRUARY 01-28, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on AUGUST 01, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until JULY 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: JULY 7 and 14, 2013

a question of privilege . . .
Not included are the rotten among them, those who sell their votes. They are as disrepute as the trapo and the bad cop. At the time of Lot, the Biblical holy man in the twin cities of sin, the angels of the Lord failed to find 50 good men in a city of thousands of people. That was the reason God destroyed the twin cities. Lot and his family were spared. They were the only good men there. The twin cities are almost similar to our present society, inhabited by the worst vermin on earth. It is these people who will cause destruction to our way of life NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC AUCTION SALE/SUBASTA
All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ROWENA ASPE PAWNSHOP, P. Burgos St., corner J. Hernandez Avenue, Naga City, pawned from FEBRUARY 01-28, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on AUGUST 01, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until JULY 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: JULY 7 and 14, 2013

All unredeemed items/articles pawned at E. BOY ASPE PAWNSHOP, Prieto Street, Filabel Arcade, Dinaga, Naga City, pawned from FEBRUARY 01-28, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on AUGUST 01, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until JULY 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: JULY 7 and 14, 2013

All unredeemed items/articles pawned at R. M. ASPE PAWNSHOP, Cor. Panganiban & Elias Angeles Street, Naga City, pawned from FEBRUARY 01-28, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on AUGUST 01, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until JULY 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: JULY 7 and 14, 2013

All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE EXPLORER PAWNSHOP, Ground Floor, Bichara Complex, Abella St., Igualdad, Naga City, pawned from FEBRUARY 01-28, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on AUGUST 01, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until JULY 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: JULY 7 and 14, 2013

All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE CROWNJEWEL PAWNSHOP & JEWELRY STORE, Bichara Mall corner J. Hernandez & Gen. Luna Sts., Naga City, pawned from FEBRUARY 01-28, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on AUGUST 01, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until JULY 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: JULY 7 and 14, 2013

All unredeemed items/articles pawned at ASPE IGUALDAD PAWNSHOP, Cor. Igualdad Ext. & J. Hernandez Ave., Igualdad, Naga City, pawned from FEBRUARY 01-28, 2013 whose terms have expired will be sold to public auction sale on AUGUST 01, 2013 from 9:00 A.M.-12:00 NOON. Redemption/Renewals of all pledges covered by the above-mentioned date will be honored until JULY 28, 2013 only. THE MANAGEMENT BIKOL REPORTER Published: JULY 7 and 14, 2013

“Daet 2020 Vision”
highlights inaugural activities
By Rosalita B. Manlangit DAET, Camarines Norte --The presentation of the “Daet 2020 Vision” of projects highlighted the oath taking of newly-elected municipal officials, inaugural session of the 16th Council of Sanguniang Bayan and the state of the local governance report of the local chief executive of the town held June 30-July 2. Mayor Tito Sarion said “Daet 2020 Vision” is a top twenty (20) clear priority projects incorporated in the comprehensive development plan of the town that will be implemented this year and beyond. He stated the projects during the inaugural speech and state of the town report which include the Daet Government Complex, Elevated Plaza Development, Bagasbas Beach Front Royale, Basud & Talisay and Daet Landmarks, Daet Science High School, Daet Connecting Bridges 3 & 4, Daet Central Terminal and Airport Renovation Expansion, Daet Asrodome, Library Hall and Daet River Promenade. The ten (10) other projects are: Daet Business Arcade, Water Recycling plant and solid waste management, Teachers Farm Village, GK Enchanted Farm and Pinyasan Friendship Village, Center for the Elderly, Center for the Persons with Disability, Kalinangan ice plant and abattoir, Floating Fort, Center for Disaster Preparedness and Motor Pool. In the accomplishment last year, Mayor Sarion cited that the National Census and Statistical Board (NSCB) reported the municipality of Daet was the least in terms of poverty incidence among towns and cities in the region in 2012 and the town also received recognition of the Seal of Good Housekeeping for local governance in 2011. He also stated other recognitions received as well as accomplishments in the increase of revenues, housing projects, the Visit Daet 2012 tourism including the creation of the Municipal Tourism Code, formation of the Municipal Sports Development Council (MSDC), sister cities and networking in the Philippines and other countries, environment and solid waste management, much improved Business One Stop Shop (BOSS) and among others. Harvey Keh, Convenor of the Kaya Natin Movement and Executive Director of Daet Cultural & Convention Astrodome Daet Government Complex Daet Elevated Plaza Bagasbas Beach Front Royale Basud-Daet & TalisayDaet Landmarks


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Daet Science High School

Daet Connecting Bridges 3 & 4

Daet Central Terminal and Airport

Daet Library Hall

Daet Rizal Monument & River Promenade

Daet Business Arcade

Waste Recycling Plant & Solid Waste Management

Daet Gabay Guro(2G) Farm Village

GK Enchanted Farm & Pinyasan Friendship Villages

Daet Center for the Elderly

Daet Livelihood & Training Center for Persons with Disability

Daet Kalinangan, Ice Plant and Abbatoir

Daet Fish Port

Daet Center for Disaster Preparedness

Daet Motor Pool

Ateneo School of Governance in his message during the 3rd day activity congratulated Mayor Sarion being one of the five (5) awardees of the “Kaya Natin Champions” for 2013 to be given on July 9. He said that with his observations in the development of Daet specially the upcoming construction of call centers, it shows that good governance really works because it brings more blessings in the town. A turn over ceremonies of annual investment plan and among others was held by the transition team. This was followed by the unveiling of the “Daet 2020 Vision” prototype led by Mayor Sarion and Harvey Keh after the state of the local report. For the chief of offices of Daet, a “Capability Enhancement Seminar and Assessment Workshop” was started in the afternoon of July 2 until July 4 being conducted by the Kaya Natin Movement for Good Governance and Ethical Leadership headed by Keh and Councilor Lord Arnel Ruanto of Infanta Quezon.

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